September 12, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt Along {Top Finished!} + GIVEAWAY - Win 5 of My Quilt Patterns!

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Can I just say, YES!


Summer Solstice is perhaps the most beautiful quilt I've ever made - right up there with GRAVITY!


Thank you sincerely to all of you who encouraged me to take the time to add a border to Summer Solstice.  The borders made all the difference!  I also decided to add sashing between the blocks, and that went a long way in calming down the madness.  

This quilt was made as part of the Summer Solstice Quilt Along designed by Melissa at Happy Quilting.  The blocks are 24" with 3" sashing and three 3" borders for a grand total of 97" square, a generous queen.  The HSTs color coordinate with the block they are next to.  The fabric is all Kona Cotton from a repurposed Craftsy kit.  I often buy Craftsy kits even if I don't like the included pattern because their prices are so amazing when you look at the yardage included.

I sewed for over six hours today to assemble the quilt blocks and add the borders. If all goes as planned, tomorrow I will be quilting Summer Solstice on Mrs.Singer, and Wednesday I will be binding the quilt, just in time for the finished quilt parade at Happy Quilting on Thursday.

This quilt will be for sale in my Etsy shop shortly!



And in other news, as part of The Road Home Row Along, you can win 5 of my PDF quilt patterns over at Tweety Loves Quilting, September 13-20!  Go HERE to view my quilt patterns and go HERE to enter to win!

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24 comments :

Amanda Best said...

What a beautiful quilt top!!!

Pale Blue Corner said...

Your quit looks amazing!

Gale Bulkley said...

It is beautiful Myra. I look forward to seeing the final product.

Shannon said...

I'm gonna say YES too! Love the sashing and the HSTs. It's looking good Myra!

Alison said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Your triangle border is so creative and really accents the quilt!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It really is a beautiful quilt. I didn't realize the blocks were so big - I love that! Congrats on the finish. :)

Melissa Corry said...

Total Mic Drop!!!!! I am just speechless. It is absolutely stunning Myra!!! I love that added HST border, what a wonderful way to set off all of your beautiful blocks. Seriously amazing and I wish you luck on getting the quilting and binding done in time because I so want to feature this in the parade!! Thank you so much for quilting along with me again, it is always a pleasure to have you along with your stunning quilts ;)

Andrea York said...

Love the border! Good decision to use HST's. It looks terrific.

Vicki in MN said...

Yes it is a gorgeous quilt love all the fun colors you used in it. Perfect border too!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

So beautiful! Congratulations. :)

Sally Hurley said...

The quilt is beautiful. I like the little bit of curve along with all the HTS. The edge design is really cool, too. Plus black quilts are so stunning. Love this!

Beausoleil Quilts said...

This is beautiful. Love how this design looks in solids and the colours you have chosen

Frog Quilter said...

Gorgeous and love that the colors extend out into the borders.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Amazing! I agree...it's up there with Gravity. It's so striking.

Needled Mom said...

Wow....that is great!!! I LOVE it.

Jasmine said...

This is so beautiful. I would have a hard time parting with it.

Amanda said...

The colors just pop off of that black background. Love it!

Brooke Sellmann said...

thanks so much for linking up!

lovely finish!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

Susan L. said...

Just 1 word comes to mind. WOW!

Susan said...

Such a pretty, bright quilt! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

Ariane said...

Wow gorgeous quilt

Allison said...

This is such a dramatic quilt on the dark background... it really makes the colors pop! Congrats on your quilt pattern!

Greetings from Germany!

Béa said...

Absolutely wonderful !!!

Kim said...

You did an AMAZING job with your quilt! The black background against all the solids is gorgeous and I love the pieced border. WOW!!!